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Ford's Theatre National Historic Site


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  • Sight Category: Building

Abraham Lincoln's legacy lives...

Explore Ford's Theatre NHS, discover Abraham Lincoln's life in Washington DC, the struggle for a united country, and the motivation behind Lincoln's Assassination. The National Park Service presents a variety of programs year round. - NPS


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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1863/11/09 John Wilkes Booth Actor President Lincoln watches Booth play Raphael in Charles Selby's "The Marble Heart" at Ford's Theater. Lincoln requested to meet the actor after the play but Booth refused.
1863/11/09 Abraham Lincoln Audience Member President Lincoln watches Booth play Raphael in Charles Selby's "The Marble Heart" at Ford's Theater. Lincoln requested to meet the actor after the play but Booth refused.
1865/03/18 John Wilkes Booth Actor In what will be the last appearance of his career, John Wilkes Booth plays Duke Pescara in "The Apostate".
1865/04/14 Dr Charles A Leale Physician Dr Charles Leale tends to Abraham Lincoln, sending others for brandy and water. Brandy Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
1865/04/14 John Wilkes Booth Conspiracy leader, assassin John Booth stabs Major Rathbone to avoid capture Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
1865/04/14 Mary Todd Lincoln Witness and grieving widow John Booth shoots President Lincoln with a Derringer pistol Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
1865/04/14 Henry Rathbone Defender John Booth stabs Major Rathbone to avoid capture Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
1865/04/14 Abraham Lincoln Victim John Booth shoots President Lincoln with a Derringer pistol Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
1865/04/14 John Wilkes Booth Conspiracy leader, assassin John Booth shoots President Lincoln with a Derringer pistol Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
1865/04/14 Joseph Madison Hershey Witness John Booth stabs Major Rathbone to avoid capture Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
1865/04/14 Mary Todd Lincoln Witness and grieving widow John Booth shoots President Lincoln with a Derringer pistol End of the American Civil War
1865/04/14 Abraham Lincoln Victim John Booth shoots President Lincoln with a Derringer pistol End of the American Civil War
1865/04/14 John Wilkes Booth Conspiracy leader, assassin John Booth shoots President Lincoln with a Derringer pistol End of the American Civil War

Places

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Petersen House

Data »

Particulars for Ford's Theatre National Historic Site:
Sight Category Building
Owner Federal
Architectural Style Late Victorian
Level of Significance National
Area of Significance Performing Arts
Criteria Person
Area of Significance Politics-government
Area of Significance Theatre



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 66000034
Resource Type:
Owner: Federal
Architectural Style: Late victorian
Other Certification: Additional documentation
Nominator Name: National Historic Site
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Politics-government, Performing arts
Applicable Criteria: Person
Period of Significance: 1875-1899, 1850-1874, 1825-1849
Significant Year: 1865
Associated People: Lincoln,Abraham
Historic Function: Domestic, Recreation and Culture
Historic Sub-Function: Single dwelling, Theater
Current Function: Recreation and Culture, Landscape
Current Sub-Function: Museum Park Theater

Creative Works »

WorkTypeAsNotedInCreatorNote
Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer Book
James L Swanson Site of President Lincoln's assassination
The Birth of a Nation Film Frank E Woods D W Griffith Setting

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